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James John Corbett


a United States heavyweight boxing champion (born: 1866 – died: 1933)


person noun (people)

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Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)


James J. Corbett | James John "Gentleman Jim" Corbett
(Born: September 1, 1866, San Francisco, California – Died: February 18, 1933(1933-02-18) (aged 66), Bayside, New York City)

an American professional boxer and a former World Heavyweight Champion, best known as the man who defeated the great John L. Sullivan. In 1854, his father, Patrick Corbett, had emigrated from Ballycusheen, Ballinrobe, County Mayo, Ireland to the US... (39 of 2157 words, 4 images)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

Corbett, James John | James John Corbett | James Corbett | Gentleman Jim Corbett | Corbett, James | Corbett, Gentleman Jim
(Born: 1866 – Died: 1933)

American boxer, born: San Francisco. "Gentleman Jim" Corbett won (1892) the heavyweight boxing championship from John L. Sullivan at New Orleans and ... (22 of 74 words, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

James John Corbett | Corbett, James John | Gentleman Jim [synonym, sense-specific]

Syllabification: (Cor·bett, James John) Entry from United States Dictionary | (1866-1933) , United States boxer. He was world heavyweight champion ... (19 of 44 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:

Corbett | James John Corbett
(Born: 1866 – Died: 1933)

American heavyweight boxing champion (1892-1897) who was famed for his courteous manner. (12 of 21 words, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

Corbett | James Corbett | Gentleman Jim Corbett | Corbett, James | James John Corbett | Corbett, Gentleman Jim | Corbett, James John | Gentleman Jim
(Born: 1866 – Died: 1933)

United States boxer: world heavyweight champion 1892-1897. (7 of 18 words, pronunciation)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

James J. Corbett [American boxer] | Gentleman Jim [byname]
(Born: September 1, 1866, San Francisco, California, United States – Died: February 18, 1933, New York, New York)

American world heavyweight boxing champion from September 7, 1892, when he knocked out John L. Sullivan in 21 rounds at New Orleans, until March 17, ... (25 of 224 words, 2 images)


Collins Dictionary:

Corbett [mountaineering]

any separate mountain peak between 2500 feet and 3000 feet high: originally used of Scotland only, but now sometimes extended to other parts of the ... (25 of 436 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)



gladiator | fighter [synonym, sense-specific] | boxer [synonym, sense-specific] | prizefighter [synonym, sense-specific] | pug [synonym, sense-specific] | pugilist [synonym, sense-specific] | palooka [similar, sense-specific] | slugger [similar, sense-specific] | stumblebum [similar, sense-specific] | ...

a person engaged in a fight to the death as public entertainment for ancient Romans | a person engaging in a public fight or controversy | a trained ... (26 of 107 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

prizefighter [countable, outdated] | prizefighters [plural]

a boxer [definition 1] (4 of 30 words, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

prizefight | prizefighter [noun, related] | prizefighting [noun, related]

a professional boxing match (4 of 15 words, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:


a boxer who fights to win money (7 of 13 words, pronunciations)



prizefighter | prizefighters [plural]

A professional boxer. (3 of 4 words)


Encarta Dictionary:

prizefight | prizefights [plural] | prizefighter [noun, derived] | prizefighting [noun, derived]

a boxing match in which the winner receives a cash prize (11 of 29 words, pronunciation)

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

Corbett [mountaineering]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Corbett"


the Free Dictionary:


Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Corbett"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Corbett"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Corbett" by speech synthesizer


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